Yankees hit 4 HRs, beat Orioles 9-1 to win 3-game series

BALTIMORE (AP) The New York Yankees honored Gene Michael by wearing black arm bands, and then paid homage to the man nicknamed ''Stick'' by winning a game for him.

Aaron Judge and Chase Headley hit two-run homers, Starlin Castro and Todd Frazier added solo shots and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Thursday for its first series win at Camden Yards in four years.

Michael, who played, coached, managed and served as general manager for the Yankees, died of a heart attack Thursday at age 79.

Current manager Joe Girardi, who had a tight relationship with Michael, said his friend would have loved New York's victory.

''That's a Stick special. That's exactly what that is,'' Girardi said. ''Make pitchers work and hit home runs. We were able to do that. So that was for Stick.''

Didi Gregorius had three hits and scored twice for the Yankees, who closed within 3 1/2 games of AL East-leading Boston and fortified their grip on the top AL wild card.

Yankees leadoff hitter Brett Gardner appreciated putting on the gray New York uniform just a little bit more on this day, knowing how much Michael meant to his storied franchise.

''You see it hanging in your locker and then when you put the jersey on you take a minute to remember and appreciate,'' Gardner said. ''Obviously, that represents Stick today but in the past we've had all sorts of guys it's represented. I'm sure he'd be happy about how the game went.''

Sonny Gray (9-9) gave up one unearned run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 3-4 since he was acquired by New York in a July 31 trade with Oakland.

After rain postponed Wednesday night's game, the Yankees dominated the makeup from the outset. Judge connected in the first inning for a 3-0 lead, giving him 39 home runs - second-most by a rookie in major league history behind Mark McGwire's 49 in 1987.

''There's been a couple at-bats this series they left a couple over the middle that seemed to miss and I didn't swing at,'' Judge said. ''My mindset today was to go out and be aggressive.''

New York added two runs in the third against Kevin Gausman (10-10), and Headley's drive off Mike Wright made it 7-0 in the fourth.

By taking two out of three, the Yankees earned their first series win in Baltimore since Sept 9-13, 2013. The 11-series drought was the second-longest in franchise history, behind only a 12-series run in Oakland from 1985-91.

''We don't usually leave here winning the series, especially recently, so it's a good feeling,'' Gardner said.

Castro homered in the sixth for an 8-0 lead, and Frazier went deep in the seventh to give every New York starter at least one hit.

After going 6-4 on their penultimate homestand, the Orioles head to Cleveland trailing Minnesota and Los Angeles for the final AL wild card.

''I still think it's going to be there for us,'' manager Buck Showalter said, ''but it's going to be hard.''

Coming off two starts in which he didn't allow a run over 13 2/3 innings, Gausman gave up an RBI double to Gregorius in the first before Judge ripped a belt-high fastball deep into the center-field bleachers.

''I threw a lot of good pitches early on ... and obviously left a pitch up to Judge,'' Gausman said. ''But overall just wasn't throwing enough strikes.''

Gausman was lifted after yielding five runs in three innings. In five starts against New York this season, the right-hander is 1-2 with a 9.27 ERA.

SHOWALTER SALUTE

Showalter had a black piece of tape across the Orioles logo on his shoulder, a salute to Michael, who hired him to manage the Yankees in 1992.

''It's a loss for everybody. He had done it all,'' Showalter said.

ROSTER MOVE

Wright was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Adam Warren, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower back spasm, could return this season. ''It's possible just because he's a reliever,'' Girardi said.

Orioles: SS J.J. Hardy (wrist) could be activated Friday, Showalter said.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (11-10, 4.54 ERA) helps New York launch a three-game series in Texas on Friday. He is 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA over his last three starts.

Orioles: Wade Miley (8-11, 4.91 ERA) takes the mound Friday night against the AL Central-leading Indians.

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YankeesNYY75-64
3022011009131
OriolesBAL71-69
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  • W: S. Gray (9-9)L: K. Gausman (10-10)
  • HR: NYY - C. Headley (12), T. Frazier (23), S. Castro (14), A. Judge (39)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF32200201.258.348.426.7749.0
T. Wade LF00000000.135.211.212.4220.0
C. Headley 1B41121014.279.361.432.7936.5
a- G. Bird 1B10000000.147.261.274.5350.0
S. Castro 2B51111021.313.351.484.8345.0
D. Gregorius SS52310000.294.328.480.8088.0
R. Torreyes SS00000000.295.316.373.6890.0
A. Judge RF42121121.276.412.574.9868.0
M. Holliday DH40110020.229.323.440.7631.0
b- T. Austin DH10000000.226.278.452.7290.0
J. Ellsbury CF50110001.258.339.397.7363.0
T. Frazier 3B31111011.210.335.420.7556.5
A. Romine C40200012.220.276.293.5681.5
  • a-flied out for Headley in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Holliday in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS30200100.289.337.464.8003.0
M. Machado 3B40000004.271.326.504.8290.0
R. Flaherty 2B00000000.242.324.273.5970.0
J. Schoop 2B40100000.306.352.541.8931.0
C. Sisco C00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Jones CF41200001.280.317.472.7894.0
J. Rickard CF00000000.248.285.354.6380.0
T. Mancini 1B30000122.290.338.501.8390.0
C. Davis 1B30100023.223.316.437.7530.0
A. Santander 1B10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
M. Trumbo DH30000002.244.298.416.7140.0
a- P. Alvarez DH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Smith RF30000012.265.349.453.802-0.5
A. Hays RF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Joseph 3B30100020.272.305.443.7481.0
  • a-struck out for Trumbo in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gardner (21), D. Gregorius 2 (25), J. Ellsbury (13)
  • HR - C. Headley (12), S. Castro (14), A. Judge (39), T. Frazier (23)
  • RBI - C. Headley 2 (56), S. Castro (55), D. Gregorius (67), A. Judge 2 (87), M. Holliday (56), J. Ellsbury (37), T. Frazier (63)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (18), D. Gregorius (27), A. Judge 2 (33), T. Frazier (20)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (24), C. Joseph (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Gardner (19)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Frazier, C. Headley, S. Castro
  • E - D. Gregorius (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Beckham, J. Schoop, C. Davis
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (W, 9-9)5.26102503.221.1716.5
C. Green1.11000201.930.713.0
T. Kahnle1.00000002.771.083.0
B. Heller1.00000100.000.903.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (W, 9-9)5.2
C. Green1.1
T. Kahnle1.0
B. Heller1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman (L, 10-10)3.05553414.991.59-7.0
M. Wright2.03220215.651.122.0
D. Hart0.23110013.191.45-4.0
R. Rodriguez1.121101112.272.450.5
J. Yacabonis1.00000103.651.463.5
M. Givens1.00000102.601.043.5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 102-61, C. Green 21-15, T. Kahnle 9-6, B. Heller 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 10-2, T. Kahnle 1-2, B. Heller 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 25, C. Green 4, T. Kahnle 3, B. Heller 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Wright (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 79-51, M. Wright 40-25, D. Hart 20-13, R. Rodriguez 29-18, J. Yacabonis 11-8, M. Givens 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 3-2, M. Wright 1-3, D. Hart 1-0, R. Rodriguez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 17, M. Wright 10, D. Hart 4, R. Rodriguez 6, J. Yacabonis 3, M. Givens 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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YankeesNYY75-64
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OriolesBAL71-69
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF32200201.258.348.426.7749.0
T. Wade LF00000000.135.211.212.4220.0
C. Headley 1B41121014.279.361.432.7936.5
a- G. Bird 1B10000000.147.261.274.5350.0
S. Castro 2B51111021.313.351.484.8345.0
D. Gregorius SS52310000.294.328.480.8088.0
R. Torreyes SS00000000.295.316.373.6890.0
A. Judge RF42121121.276.412.574.9868.0
M. Holliday DH40110020.229.323.440.7631.0
b- T. Austin DH10000000.226.278.452.7290.0
J. Ellsbury CF50110001.258.339.397.7363.0
T. Frazier 3B31111011.210.335.420.7556.5
A. Romine C40200012.220.276.293.5681.5
Total39913943911-----
  • a-flied out for Headley in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Holliday in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS30200100.289.337.464.8003.0
M. Machado 3B40000004.271.326.504.8290.0
R. Flaherty 2B00000000.242.324.273.5970.0
J. Schoop 2B40100000.306.352.541.8931.0
C. Sisco C00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Jones CF41200001.280.317.472.7894.0
J. Rickard CF00000000.248.285.354.6380.0
T. Mancini 1B30000122.290.338.501.8390.0
C. Davis 1B30100023.223.316.437.7530.0
A. Santander 1B10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
M. Trumbo DH30000002.244.298.416.7140.0
a- P. Alvarez DH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Smith RF30000012.265.349.453.802-0.5
A. Hays RF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Joseph 3B30100020.272.305.443.7481.0
Total3317002814-----
  • a-struck out for Trumbo in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gardner (21), D. Gregorius 2 (25), J. Ellsbury (13)
  • HR - C. Headley (12), S. Castro (14), A. Judge (39), T. Frazier (23)
  • RBI - C. Headley 2 (56), S. Castro (55), D. Gregorius (67), A. Judge 2 (87), M. Holliday (56), J. Ellsbury (37), T. Frazier (63)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (18), D. Gregorius (27), A. Judge 2 (33), T. Frazier (20)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (24), C. Joseph (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Gardner (19)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Frazier, C. Headley, S. Castro
  • E - D. Gregorius (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Beckham, J. Schoop, C. Davis
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (W, 9-9)5.26102503.221.1716.5
C. Green1.11000201.930.713.0
T. Kahnle1.00000002.771.083.0
B. Heller1.00000100.000.903.5
Total9.0710280---
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (W, 9-9)5.2
C. Green1.1
T. Kahnle1.0
B. Heller1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman (L, 10-10)3.05553414.991.59-7.0
M. Wright2.03220215.651.122.0
D. Hart0.23110013.191.45-4.0
R. Rodriguez1.121101112.272.450.5
J. Yacabonis1.00000103.651.463.5
M. Givens1.00000102.601.043.5
Total9.01399394---
PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman (L, 10-10)3.0
M. Wright2.0
D. Hart0.2
R. Rodriguez1.1
J. Yacabonis1.0
M. Givens1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 102-61, C. Green 21-15, T. Kahnle 9-6, B. Heller 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 10-2, T. Kahnle 1-2, B. Heller 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 25, C. Green 4, T. Kahnle 3, B. Heller 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Wright (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 79-51, M. Wright 40-25, D. Hart 20-13, R. Rodriguez 29-18, J. Yacabonis 11-8, M. Givens 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 3-2, M. Wright 1-3, D. Hart 1-0, R. Rodriguez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 17, M. Wright 10, D. Hart 4, R. Rodriguez 6, J. Yacabonis 3, M. Givens 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Frazier homered to left91
  • 6TH INNING
    Trumbo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jones scored, Davis to third on shortstop Gregorius fielding error81
    Castro homered to left center80
  • 4TH INNING
    Headley homered to right center, Gardner scored70
  • 3RD INNING
    Ellsbury reached on fielder's choice to second, Judge scored, Holliday out at second50
    Holliday singled to right, Gregorius scored, Judge to third40
  • 1ST INNING
    Judge homered to center, Gregorius scored30
    Gregorius doubled to shallow right, Gardner scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mychal Givens relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
    • Austin Hays in right
    • Anthony Santander at first
    • Joey Rickard in center
    • Chance Sisco catching
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • Tyler Austin hit for Matt Holliday
    • T. Austin: Ball, Austin flied out to center
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellsbury popped out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ben Heller relieved Tommy Kahnle
    • Ronald Torreyes at shortstop
    • Tyler Wade in left
    • A. Santander: Ball, Santander flied out to left
    • Pedro Alvarez hit for Mark Trumbo
    • P. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
    • A. Hays: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hays grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Richard Rodriguez
    • Greg Bird hit for Chase Headley
    • Ryan Flaherty at third
    • G. Bird: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bird flied out to deep left
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • D. Gregorius: Gregorius flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Chad Green
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Schoop lined out to center
    • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to second
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mancini lined out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Holliday struck out looking
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ellsbury grounded out to second
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier homered to left
    • A. Romine: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Romine singled to center
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Green Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Beckham singled to center
    • M. Machado: Machado lined into double play second to first, Beckham out at first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Donnie Hart relieved Mike Wright
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gardner singled to center
    • C. Headley: Ball, Headley grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gardner out at second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro homered to left center
    • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Gregorius doubled to right
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Donnie Hart
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Judge lined out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Schoop out at second
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis singled to right center, Jones to second
    • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Trumbo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jones scored, Davis to third on shortstop Gregorius fielding error
    • Chad Green relieved Sonny Gray
    • S. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Wright Pitching:
    • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Foul, Holliday lined out to center
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ellsbury doubled to deep right
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier hit by pitch
    • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph doubled to deep left
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Machado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Beckham out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Mike Wright relieved Kevin Gausman
    • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Romine grounded out to third
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner doubled to shallow left
    • C. Headley: Ball, Headley homered to right center, Gardner scored
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro lined out to shortstop
    • D. Gregorius: Gregorius flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones doubled to deep right center
    • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
    • C. Davis: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castro popped out to second
    • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Foul, Gregorius reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked, Gregorius to second
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Foul, Holliday singled to right, Gregorius scored, Judge to third
    • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ellsbury reached on fielder's choice to second, Judge scored, Holliday out at second
    • T. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • S. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to first
    • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • T. Beckham: Beckham grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Foul, Ellsbury grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier flied out to deep left
    • A. Romine: Romine singled to deep right
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked, Romine to second
    • C. Headley: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Headley grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo flied out to deep right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
    • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gardner stole second, Foul, Foul tip, Castro struck out on foul tip
    • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gregorius doubled to shallow right, Gardner scored
    • A. Judge: Ball, Judge homered to center, Gregorius scored
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Beckham reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded into double play third to second to first, Beckham out at second
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Schoop flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)